2025 SOMA Wild Mushroom Camp

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Faculty Biographies

Elissa Callen

Since finishing her BFA in Painting from California College of the Arts, Elissa Callen has spent her years straddling the words of art and ecology. She has worked in horticulture with an emphasis on drought tolerant and CA native plants and has continued to research native plants, invasive plants, and fungi to sustainably make natural dyes, inks, and pigments in her art practice. Using natural materials in her work is one of the ways she stays connected to nature an the outdoors, and she seeks to use her art practice to continue to engage others curiosity with nature and environmentalism as well.